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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. 2019 Audi Q5

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300vs. 2019 Audi Q5

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When you have your sights set on a sophisticated new SUV, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC and 2019 Audi Q5 are both popular choices around Kaneohe. To help you make an educated decision and save you the hassle of hours of research, Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu has pitted these models against one another in categories shoppers care most about: pricing, performance, and features.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 VS 2019 Audi Q5
$40,700* Starting MSRP $42,950*
273 lb-ft Torque 273 lb-ft
9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission with shift paddles Transmission 7-speed S tronic® automatic transmission
56.5 cubic feet Cargo Space 53.1 cubic feet
Standard Telematics Optional

GLC 300 vs. Q5: Price  

When planning out your payments, you’ll notice they’re lower with the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, which starts at $40,700* MSRP. That’s over $2,000 less than the 2019 Audi Q5, which starts at $42,950. Yet, even with this price gap, the GLC 300 delivers some features and capabilities that are lacking on the Q5.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

GLC 300 vs. Q5: Performance & Capabilities

  • Engine: A look at the performance of the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. Audi Q5 shows they deliver a similar standard 2.0L turbo inline-4 engine that generates 273 lb-ft of torque. However, the Audi Q5 does create slightly more horsepower with 252 hp compared to the 241 hp of the GLC.
  • Transmission: For fast and effortless shifting during your trips from Waipahu to Ewa Beach, the GLC 300 offers the ease of the 9G-TRONIC® automatic transmission with shift paddles. The Audi Q5 comes with a 7-speed S tronic® automatic transmission.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Mililani drivers can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 27 mpg highway with both the GLC 300 and Q5.
  • Cargo Capacity: Whether carrying gear or larger packages from Kailua, you’ll find the GLC 300 offers the space you need, with up to 56.5 cubic feet available with the seats down. The Audi Q5 offers slightly more cramped quarters with only 53.1 cubic feet of cargo space.

GLC 300 vs. Q5: Interior Features

Despite the higher price tag of the Audi Q5, the GLC offers niceties just not found on the Q5. A few of these highlights include:

  • Telematics & Remote Start: With the new GLC, drivers can stay connected during their Kapolei trips with mbrace® Connect. This exclusive Mercedes-Benz feature provides emergency SOS, roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking, and remote vehicle access.
  • Driver Memory Settings: The 14-way driver seat lets you store preferences for your favorite seating positions. In addition, this feature will recall up to three positions for the seat, steering column, and exterior mirrors.
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Tour the Mercedes-Benz GLC at Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu

Ready to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs. Audi Q5? Mercedes-Benz of Honolulu has multiple GLC lease offers that you can take advantage of at our showroom near Aiea. Set up a test drive to tour the GLC today!

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.

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